17-Jan-2015 to 09:36

Ex-Zambian leader dismisses claims he will be appointed VP

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Ex-Zambian president Rupiah Banda has dismissed as “a joke” claims by Tourism Minister Jean Kapata that ruling Patriotic Front (PF) presidential candidate Edgar Lungu could appoint the former leader as his vice president if elected in a by-election set for January 20.

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16-Jan-2015 to 14:09

Malawi to lead SADC electoral observers for Zambia elections

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Maxon Mbendera is leading a delegation from the Electoral Commissions Forum of the Southern African Development Community (ECF SADC) that will observe next week’s presidential by-elections in Zambia.

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16-Jan-2015 to 13:33

Zambian presidential aspirants pledge to tackle poverty if elected

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambian presidential aspirants have pledged to prioritise poverty reduction and the revival of the agricultural sector if elected in next week’s by-election.

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14-Jan-2015 to 14:49

Zambia: Lungu not legally bound to resign ministerial positions - ECZ

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambian opposition political parties participating in next week’s presidential elections have threatened to write to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to demand that the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Edgar Lungu steps down from his ministerial positions to ensure a level playing field.

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14-Jan-2015 to 00:24

Sudan: President Bashir's new bid endorsed

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — The Sudanese National Election Commission (NEC) announced on Tuesday that it has accepted the nomination of President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term in April’s elections.

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12-Jan-2015 to 13:43

Zambian opposition slammed for hijacking trucks with ballot papers

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has been roundly condemned after its supporters on Sunday way laid two cargo trucks that arrived in the country with cargo for the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) that the party believed were extra ballot papers meant to rig elections set for next week.

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12-Jan-2015 to 08:03

Mugabe sets by-elections date for vacant VP constituencies

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has set March 27 as the date for by-elections in two constituencies left vacant following the appointments of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor Joice Mujuru.

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